Our Thermal Energy Storage (TES) Systems have been installed inside cold storage facilities and supermarkets around the world, each with its own unique application. Adding TES provides efficiency and flexibility for improved demand management, temperature stability, cost savings, and sustainability.
Viking Cold Solutions is pleased to have been named a finalist for the 2019 Energy Storage North America Innovation Awards! The ESNA Innovation Awards recognize excellence and impact in energy storage project development. Viking Cold has been recognized for its deployment of eight Thermal Energy Storage (TES) systems as part of a utility-backed demand management program in Massachusetts. These behind-the-meter TES systems store and facilitate the management of approximately 1.3 MW of energy onsite. This project is noteworthy because Viking Cold’s solution leverages the facilities’ existing refrigeration systems to store cold energy and discharge it over long periods of time (up to 13 hours) when it is most beneficial for the grid and the facility operator, thus lowering energy costs, increasing resiliency, and helping the environment. The Greater Boston Food Bank, the program’s first installation, has already seen a 75% reduction in energy consumption and a 76% reduction in demand during its four-hour peak demand period. “As the largest hunger relief organization in New England, our goal is to provide healthy meals to those in need across Eastern Massachusetts,” said The Greater Boston Food Bank SVP of Supply Chain and Food Acquisition, Cheryl Schondek. “We strive for cost-saving operational efficiencies, and our partnership with Eversource and the installation of the Viking Cold TES system better enables us to achieve this goal. We appreciate their commitment to our mission to end hunger here.” You can read more about the TES project online here. Please help Viking Cold win this year’s ESNA Innovation Award – you can vote with the form online here. Deadline is September 12, 2019.
In order to improve the health of our planet, businesses must act to reduce their energy usage and carbon emissions. Luckily, the foodservice, cold storage, and energy industries have an incredible solution that adds sustainability and resiliency while better protecting the food: Thermal Energy Storage. Many facilities in these industries run refrigeration equipment nearly non-stop, which accounts for over $40 billion in energy costs per year. Energy Efficient, Flexible, Resilient, and Sustainable Viking Cold is a thermal energy management company that makes cold storage facilities more energy efficient, flexible and sustainable with our thermal energy storage (TES) technology.
Viking Cold Solutions, Inc. conducted a Measurement and Verification (M&V) study of its thermal energy storage (TES) technology installed in Dreisbach Enterprises' 93,000 square foot low-temperature cold storage warehouse in Richmond, CA. The objectives of the M&V study were to determine the effectiveness of TES on energy efficiency and temperature stability with an ammonia-based refrigeration system. The utility rate plan for this facility includes increased pricing for kWh consumption and peak kW demand during a 13-hour peak period (8:30 am to 9:30 pm) Monday through Friday that accounts for nearly 50% of the annual energy costs at the Dreisbach facility.